What we do:
We practice what is known in our profession as community association law. A community association is a group of real property owners who mutually obligate themselves through reciprocal covenants (recorded promises) on issues related to the use of their properties. The owners are organized through an association which typically has the power to assess funds for its lawful activities and to enforce reasonable covenants. The two common forms of community associations in Wisconsin are condominiums and homeowner associations. There are also a few cooperatives in Wisconsin . Helping an association navigate the issues of fair housing law, covenant interpretation, amendment and enforcement, budgeting, collections and use restrictions; advising on relationships with the developer and builder, with the municipality and with other owners, with local, state and national governments; these are some of the things we do.
Where we practice:
Our practice is state-wide and we are proud to represent condominium and homeowner associations from LaCrosse to Milwaukee, from Door County to Kenosha, Racine, Waukesha, Washington, Walworth and Ozaukee counties, in Brookfield, Pewaukee, Lake Country, Madison and Dane and in Central Wisconsin. We love this state, and would like to visit you.
Meet the staff of Levine & Bazelon, S.C.:
Jonathan B. Levine
Jack has a statewide practice in community association law and real estate litigation in Wisconsin with offices in Milwaukee. He is a contributor to the Wisconsin Condominium Association and was a founding director of the Community Association Institute – Wisconsin. He has lectured statewide on diverse subjects regarding condominium law and governance to lawyers and board members. Jonathan has been a national presenter at the conference of attorneys of the Community Association Institute and is a regular presenter to the State Bar of Wisconsin on condominium issues. Litigation areas have included construction defects; permitting and land use; Fair Housing Law, injunctive and damage proceedings; municipal load-shedding; declarant financial obligations and architectural copyright protection. Before he shifted his concentration to community law exclusively, Jonathan was board certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Formerly a journalist in Washington, D.C., rated “AV,” the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Jonathan is a 1976 cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, served as a clerk on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and has practiced community association law since 1982.
Adam S. Bazelon
Adam practices community association law with an emphasis in real estate litigation, covenant drafting and interpretation, collections/foreclosure, and fair housing law. He is an active member of the Community Association Institute of Wisconsin and is currently serving on its Board. Adam is a frequent lecturer on topics related to community association law, such as fair housing issues, FHA certification, and condominium collections.
Adam received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 2003 and graduated cum laude from Marquette University Law School in 2007. In law school, Adam was an editor of the Law Review and was a Moot Court board member and competitor. In addition, he received the Golden Quill Award for the best work of student scholarship published in the Marquette Law Review in 2007. Adam is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Attorney Maureen Sullivan began her work here as a law clerk while attending Marquette University Law School. After graduating cum laude in 2013, Maureen started working full time as an associate of the firm. Originally from East Dubuque, Illinois, Maureen graduated from the University Of Notre Dame in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She spent a year in South Bend, Indiana, working as a child and adolescent case manager before moving to Milwaukee to attend Marquette University Law School. While in law school, Maureen served as the Senior Comment Editor of the Marquette Law Review and published her comment in the journal. She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Michelle M. Huber
Michelle has been working with the law firm for about eight years. She concentrates in litigation management and running the office. Previously, she was an executive assistant at a company which specialized in scientific instruments, mostly nautical.
A native of Embarrass, Wisconsin, Michelle moved to the Milwaukee area after graduating from the University of Wisconsin. She is married and the mother of three children and two stepchildren. In her free time, Michelle likes to do home improvement projects and go up north to her cabin to camp, boat, fish, ATV, and snowmobile.